Man robbed of wallet, bowling ball in Manatee

MANATEE — A 45-year-old man was robbed of his wallet and his bowling ball during a mugging early this morning, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

Two suspects assaulted the man in the parking lot of his apartment complex in the 7000 block of Fairway Bend about 12:33 a.m., according to a news release.

The victim struggled with the suspects and suffered a punch in the face during the altercation.

The suspects fled in a gold mid-size pickup truck east on Fairway Bend, according to the sheriff's office.